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The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fire on Thursday morning that broke out at a Gulf of Mexico oil platform.

The Coast Guard said watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at about 2:30 a.m. that an oil production platform located about 80 miles south of Grand Isle caught fire.

Further details about the platform have not been disclosed yet.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama to the platform.

The Coast Guard said that four people aboard the platform evacuated into the water and were recovered by the offshore supply vessel Mary Wyatt Milano.

There were no reported injuries.

The Crew of Mary Wyatt Milano and three other offshore supply vessels are currently fighting the fire, the Coast Guard said.

Clean Gulf, an oil spill response organization, is also enroute to the platform, the Coast Guard added.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.


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